10 things to watch in Patriots-Bills

Updated: September 24, 2010, 3:08 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ten areas that project to be crucial in Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots (1 p.m.):

1. Nickel defense against the run. Given their struggles against the Jets in this area, the Patriots can expect the Bills to spread them out and attempt to run with Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller against the nickel defense. The Patriots have been tough to run against in their base 3-4 defense, but have shown vulnerability against the ...

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